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Accounting: Making Sense of "Big Data"

Often referred to as “the language of business,” accounting is the accumulation, analysis, and communication of an organization’s financial information. Accountants collect and report financial data to allow business leaders to make informed ethical decisions.

The School of Accountancy is one of only 190 accounting programs (less than 3%) worldwide that are separately accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Visit our accreditation page for details.

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Degrees in Accountancy

BSBA in Accountancy

The BSBA program in the School of Accountancy provides opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in accountancy. Offered both on-campus and online, you will learn about financial and managerial accounting, auditing, accounting information systems, taxation, and other topics in accounting. Our graduates may pursue professional certification, including the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), in addition to being eligible to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in the State of Kentucky. Graduates may also pursue advanced degrees, such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Accounting is offered by the AACSB accredited School of Accountancy and the College of Business at the University of Louisville.

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Certificate in Accounting

Offered both on-campus and online, the Certificate in Accounting consists of 9 core accounting courses, covering key areas including financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, information systems, and auditing. Gain the skills and expertise to start or grow a career in the field. Graduates will have the 27 hours of college-level accounting coursework required to sit for the CPA exam in Kentucky. Kentucky requires a bachelor’s degree and an additional 12 credit hours of college credit courses in business. Other states have different requirements. Information about those requirements can be obtained from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (

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Master of Science in Accounting Analytics (MSAA)

The Master of Science in Accounting Analytics (MSAA) program is aimed at individuals who plan to begin their careers in public accounting, or other areas of accounting where the CPA certificate is required or strongly encouraged.  The program is completed in one year and includes advanced courses in accountancy, statistical analysis, data analytics, communication, and leadership. The MSAA program is STEM-designated and includes an international study trip and the Becker CPA Review course. In addition to developing advanced skills beyond your undergraduate degree, you will prepare for and take the CPA exam during the program. 

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School of Accountancy
College of Business, Suite 235
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: (502) 852-5847

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